Welcome to St Germans Group Parish

Your Kingdom come.....Your will be done.
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WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable or dirt poor.

We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re just browsing, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you are more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you are having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not too keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think that the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost on the coastal path and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters ….. and you!

Safeguarding:

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Margaret Sylvester-Thorne,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01503 230726 (vicarage number, messages will be forwarded)

In the Diocese: Sarah Acraman Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01872 274351

Out of Hours for after 5pm and weekends: 01208 251300

In an emergency situation:

Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116

Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131


Parish Contacts

Parish Priest: Rev. Canon Lynn Parker – main point of contact for all matters

Parish Wardens: Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Readers/Licensed Lay Ministers: Richard Laugharne, Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters

For weddings, baptisms, funerals and church services:  Rev. Canon Lynn Parker, David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Children’s work: Rev. Canon Lynn Parker, Evelyn Reed, David Watters and Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Messy Church: Evelyn Reed

For buildings and general parish enquiries: the Parish Wardens:   Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

For Safeguarding:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Pastoral Visitors Team:  Pat Paxton

Parish Giving Scheme:  David Watters

Finances: the Treasurer, Fiona Liddicoat

Electoral Roll: Brenda Daw

Enquiries about individual churches:

Downderry:  Andrew Pidgen

Hessenford: Fran Moore

St Germans: Richard Laugharne

Tideford: Sue Merrick

Deanery Synod Reps:  Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters and Bill Woods

PCC Members for April 2019

Sue Booth, Fiona Bristow, Yvonne Byles, Dawn Couling, Jenny Daniel, Sue Merrick, Fran Moore, Hugh Parker, Andrew Pidgen, Tim Pullin, Evelyn Reed, Rosemary Stevenson

 

Hire and other info on St Germans Priory Church for events:

The St Germans Priory Trust:   www.stgermanspriory.info

Hire of the Church Hall in Hessenford:   http://www.4clubs.biz/timeslot/hessenford2/

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Thought for this month

The church should be a place of safety, refuge and healing where a person, including those who are suffering will find people who will love them and care for them and do the right thing for them.

Our vision must be a church that society trusts to be a voice for the marginalised, a church that is not afraid of hearing or speaking the truth and a church that always stands up for truth and justice

extract from Sir Roger Singleton IICSA enquiry report June 2018

 

~   News and Events in the Parish   ~

September 2019 onwards

Community Lunches

The community lunches take place weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon in St Nicolas Church, Downderry.

Lunches start again on 18th September

All are welcome to come for a tasty three course meal, good company and fellowship 

No charge, donations welcome

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Coffee Morning  and Soup and Pud Lunch 2019

 Next lunch – Saturday 21st September

10.30am – 1.30pm

All in the parish and visitors are invited to coffee and lunch and to browse the local group and charity stalls.         

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Pub Theology

A chance to discuss ideas and thoughts about all matter of things theological.

After a short introduction of 5 minutes, the conversation is open.

Meet at The Eliot Arms pub St Germans, 7.30 – 9pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

Autumn topics:       Stages of life: a theological perspective

September 25th – Childhood

October  23rd – Teenage/ young adulthood

November 27th – Middle age

January 22nd – Old age

            For any enquiries or suggestions, ring Richard Laugharne (01503-230333).   All welcome!

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Messy Church

meeting in St Germans Methodist Church

on the third Saturday of the month – all welcome!

Next session:  21st September 10.30am-12 noon

Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality – it’s fun!

Find out more at https://www.messychurch.org.uk/what-messy-church-and-isnt

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Events at St Germans Priory Church

CANOYON LOWEN CHOIR  – WITH MUSICAL DIRECTOR NICK HART

Friday 31st August

7.30pm –  doors open 7.00pm
This wonderful Choir is returning to St Germans by popular request.
Wine and fruit juice will be available to buy.

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Candlelit Supper

Saturday 28th September
In aid of  the Priory Trust

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Christmas Market.

Thursday 21st –  Saturday 23rd November

In aid of the Priory Trust.

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9 Lessons and Carols with the East Cornwall Bach Choir

Wednesday 4th December 7.30pm

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Latest News

THE FOOD BANK – no change to the message – our help is needed

There are collecting boxes in all our four churches – please keep the contributions coming in………..

You will have read in the press that the need is greater than ever – so please keep the contributions coming in.

How can you help the Foodbank?     Currently (end August) there are the following shortages:

  • RICE PUDDING (TINNED)
  • TOILET ROLLS
  • SWEETCORN (TINNED)
  • TINNED TOMATOES
  • SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
  • SUGAR
  • JAM
  • POTATOES (TINNED)

PLEASE – no baked beans, pasta, pasta sauce, soup, teabags or cereals – the Foodbank has PLENTY of these items.

However, money is a continuing issue, and is becoming a common problem throughout all of Cornwall’s Foodbanks.   All are having to react to an increase in demand; and although food is being donated in increasing volumes covering the demand, the costs related to sustaining larger Foodbanks is becoming a challenge. So, a real requirement now is cash.

If you could help through regular donations we would be extremely grateful. Setting up a Standing Order is ideal, but any donation would be wonderful. We can also take donations CAF and Stewardship schemes.

If you can help please contact the Liskeard & Looe Foodbank.

Tel: 07512 011452.

email: liskeard.foodbank@gmail.com

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

St Germans Priory Trust

If you would like to volunteer to help the Project in any way please visit our website at www.stgermanspriory.info  and let us know your contact details.

Board of Priory Trustees

  • Chair- Richard Laugharne
  • Vice Chair – Fiona Bristow
  • Secretary – Brenda Daw
  • Support Officer – Jo Rimron
  • Ann Demaine
  • Peter Daw
  • Hugh Parker
  • Bob Foulkes.

News Archives

Phone 01503 230726 (Rev Lynn Parker – main contact)

The parish addresses for email are:

parker30@hotmail.com (main contact)

or alternatively:

admin@stgermansparishes.com

St Germans, Hessenford, Downderry & Tideford Parish services

Please also refer to our “A Church Near You” websites for other information:
https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/2552/benefice/

SEPTEMBER SERVICES

1st September   11th Sunday after Trinity
11am Parish Eucharist Downderry
5pm Evening Service Tideford
2nd September   Monday
9.30am Prayer Service St Germans
5pm Prayer Service Downderry
5th September Thursday  
9.30am Prayer Service Hessenford
8th September 12th Sunday after Trinity
9.30am Morning Prayer  Hessenford
11am Morning Prayer St Germans
9th September Monday
9.30am Prayer Service St Germans
5pm Prayer Service Downderry
12th September Thursday  
9.30am Prayer Service Hessenford
15th September 13th Sunday after Trinity  
9.30am Eucharist  Downderry
11am Eucharist St Germans
16th September Monday
9.30am Prayer Service St Germans
5pm Prayer Service Downderry
19th September Thursday  
9.30am Prayer Service Hessenford
21st September Saturday
10.30am Messy Church St Germans Methodist Church
22nd September 14th Sunday after Trinity  
9.30am Morning Prayer  Downderry
11am Morning Prayer Tideford
23rd September Monday
9.30am Prayer Service St Germans
5pm Prayer Service Downderry
26th September  Thursday  
9.30am Prayer Service Hessenford
29th September HARVEST FESTIVAL EUCHARIST  
11am Eucharist with Lunch Hessenford and Hall
30th September   Monday
9.30am Prayer Service St Germans
5pm Prayer Service Downderry

East Wivelshire

The area of the Diocese of Truro area is that of the county of Cornwall including the Isles of Scilly. It was formed on 15 December 1876 from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall in the Diocese of Exeter. It is therefore one of the younger dioceses.

The diocese is divided into two archdeaconries:

Rural deaneries

The names of the older deaneries (before 1875) are based on those of the ancient hundreds though the boundaries do not always correspond. The deaneries created in 1875 in the episcopate of Frederick Temple were Bodmin, Stratton, St Austell, and Carnmarth. These remained unchanged until Carnmarth was divided; later still in the 1980s some alterations of boundaries occurred. Chronological Sequence:

Estwevelsire, 1259; Estwyvelschyre, 1291; Estwevelschire, 1366; Easte, 1672; East, 1847, 1980; East Wivelshire, 1997, 2009.

St Germans Group Parish PCC as from May 2019

Permanent members of the PCC

The Vicar – Rev Canon Lynn Parker

LayChair –  Rosemary Stevenson

Secretary – Evelyn Reed

Treasurer – Fiona Liddicoat

Parish Wardens:

Paul Gribble and Bill Woods

Church Stewards:

Downderry: Andrew Pidgen
Hessenford: Fran Moore
Tideford: Sue Merrick
St Germans: Richard Laugharne

PCC members:

Downderry: Sue Booth, Jenny Daniels   Cashiers:  Tim Pullin
Hessenford: Yvonne Byles,  Dawn Couling.  Cashier:  Fiona Bristow
St Germans: Sue Merrick, Evelyn Reed.   Cashier: Peter Daw
Tideford:  Hugh Parker.  Cashier: Ron Bradley

Deanery Synod Reps:

Margaret Sylvester-Thorne, David Watters. Bill Woods